By Rajesh Setty on Fri 12 Mar 2010, 12:10 AM – 3 Comments

They say extraordinary is simple – all it takes is that “extra” to be added. However, in real life, it takes a few years to add that “extra.” It makes sense because if it were any easier, everybody would do it and it would no longer have that “extra.”

Here are few TED talks that has that depicts what the “extra” will look like:

1. Extraordinary Dance

Kenichi Ebina moves his body in a breathtaking fashion.

2. Extraordinary Visuals

Hans Rosling takes data visuals to a whole new level.

3. Extraordinary Rejuvenation

What is your idea of rejuvenation?

Take a holiday for a day.

How about a weekend?

How about a week?

Well, How about one year every seven years?

Watch how Stefan Sagameister explains his idea of rejuvenation by taking a year off every seven years. And, what that year of time off contributes to the richness of the other seven years.

4. Extraordinary Technology

There is an information overload and Pranav Mistry explains his invention – wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

5. Extraordinary Curiosity

James Cameron has written and directed some of the largest blockbuster movies of the last 20 years, including The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and Avatar.

Watch him explain how his “curiosity” led him to where he is today.

There are 600+ presentations on the TED website. Each one of them is a gem. Enjoy!

PS: Thanks to Kiruba Shankar for pointing me to Stefan Sagameister’s video.


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Chaitra  on March 12th, 2010


You forgot to add extraordinary inspiration. You have always added “extra” to inspire me to become “extra” ordinary every day. Thanks for being in our lives to make it “Extra”ordinary.

Rajesh Setty  on March 12th, 2010

Wow.. that is super kind of you to say that Chaitra. THANKS a ton for this note.



Subba Reddy  on March 15th, 2010

Thanks Rajesh for sharing these great Videos , now you introduced me to the TED site where I found many inspirational videos from all over the world .

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